Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

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Kent Downs AONB Unit (Katie Mi… 11 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Ensuring new development respects local distinctiveness Outdoor Lighting Policy 15 - Design Principles

  • Comment ID: DLPP608
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
The AONB Unit supports the requirement for proposals within the AONB to needing to comply with the relevant AONB Management Plan however request that this is expanded to include the Management Plans associated design guidance. In addition to the Management Plan, the Kent Downs AONB Unit produces other guidance documents that provide design advice on a variety of topics including the Landscape Design Handbook, Managing Land for Horses, Farmstead Guidance and Rural Street and Lanes – A Design hand
Chevening Parish Council (Judi… 11 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Ensuring new development respects local distinctiveness Outdoor Lighting Policy 15 - Design Principles

  • Comment ID: DLPP591
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
* Chevening Parish Council supports this Policy in principle. * Consideration 1 Character appears to reflect Chevening Parish Council desire to protect the Green Belt. In the past we have had examples on unsuitable materials being used in Chipstead (bright red unsightly brick) – if this policy will prevent that sort of planning error Chevening Parish Council welcomes it. The key question does not address the issue * Consideration 3 focuses on the flooding on the site. A key consideration has t
CPRE Sevenoaks District Commit… 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Ensuring new development respects local distinctiveness Outdoor Lighting Policy 15 - Design Principles

  • Comment ID: DLPP553
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Policy 15 – Design principles We support the policy. In 8 Design and Character Guidance please add either 'and publications' or 'subject guidance' to 'relevant AONB Management Plans'. The District has identified itself as an Area of Special Control of Advertisements (ASCA), a protection which helped save it from, for example, roundabout advertising (at appeal). The paragraph beginning 'Proposals for adverts' should include a reference to the ASCA. Please also insert 'the countryside' after 'st
Badgers Mount Parish Council (… 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Ensuring new development respects local distinctiveness Outdoor Lighting Policy 15 - Design Principles

  • Comment ID: DLPP514
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
In all areas, and particularly more rural areas, public transport is declining so residents are more reliant on car use. More provision must be made for off street parking, taking account of the size of modern cars as the standard size for parking provision has not changed for many years. One parking space per bedroom should be the minimum for rural areas for all forms of accommodation including sheltered housing where residents will be receiving frequent visits from carers etc.
Historic England (Alan Byrne I… 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Ensuring new development respects local distinctiveness Outdoor Lighting Policy 15 - Design Principles

  • Comment ID: DLPP682
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Historic England supports this policy.
Now Planning Ltd (Nora Galley… 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Ensuring new development respects local distinctiveness Outdoor Lighting Policy 15 - Design Principles

  • Comment ID: DLPP654
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Policy 15 - in particular obliging the use of a Design Review Panel.
Gravesham Borough Council (Pla… 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Ensuring new development respects local distinctiveness Outdoor Lighting Policy 15 - Design Principles

  • Comment ID: DLPP707
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
In Policy 15, the key questions, in many instances, appear to be superfluous as they are obvious when reading the design criteria. It is suggested that any additional points raised in the key questions column be incorporated into the criteria and the questions column be deleted. Under the sub-heading ¡°Residential Amenity and Noise¡± in Policy 15, the wording is unclear and clarification could be achieved by deleting ¡°contribute and avoid areas where occupiers of the development, would be
White Hart Estates Residents A… 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Ensuring new development respects local distinctiveness Outdoor Lighting Policy 15 - Design Principles

  • Comment ID: DLPP558
  • Status: Accepted
WHERA especially welcomes paragraph 7.3 and policy 15.8. It has long been evident that the existing SPDs and Character Assessments are no longer effective, it will be valuable to update these in the expectation that they will be used.
CPRE Sevenoaks District Commit… 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Ensuring new development respects local distinctiveness Outdoor Lighting Policy 15 - Design Principles

  • Comment ID: DLPP551
  • Status: Accepted
Paras. 7.1 -7.6 We welcome the DLP's strong emphasis on the importance of ensuring high quality design in the built and natural environment. For the built environment, presumably for larger urban development, the intention is to take advice from a design panel; we agree with that subject to the detail in the SPD. However, there is no equivalent for the natural environment, particularly for our two designated landscapes. There is plenty of guidance, such as landscape assessment and AONB managemen
P Mayer ID-4862 09 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Ensuring new development respects local distinctiveness Outdoor Lighting Policy 15 - Design Principles

  • Comment ID: DLPP455
  • Status: Accepted
I strongly support this policy. I welcome the recent trend to respect Kentish vernacular styles such as at Milkwood, Gresham Avenue, Hartley or Station Road, Betsham, or the strikingly modern homage to the oast house at Fairby Grange Cottages, Ash Road, Hartley. I hope the policy can help this continue. I am glad to see the emphasis on permeable surfaces within a development. However I think the importance of low carbon design referred to paragraph 7.4 is not reflected enough in policy 15 apart